[NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Finals]Lehigh Valley United claimed the 78th edition of the McGuire Cup with a 1-0 win over Chicago Fire Academy before 8,000 fans at the Overland Park (Kan.) Soccer Complex. Pateadores won two boys titles, while Santa Barbara SC White gave Cal South a third boys title at the U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships. For Saturday's seven finals ...
U.S. Youth Soccer National Champions:
Under-19 Boys |Lehigh Valley United (E-PA)
Under-15 Boys | Santa Barbara SC White (CA-S)
Under-14 Boys |Pateadores CM (CA-S)
Under-13 Boys | Pateadores LA (CA-S)
Under-15 Girls |Eclipse Elite Black (IL)
Under-14 Girls |Eastside FC Red (WA)
Under-13 Girls |Legends FC (CA-S)
Lehigh Valley United (E-PA) won the McGuire Cup with a 1-0 win over Chicago Fire Academy on Shane Campbell's header. Both teams had hit the post in the first half, while the Fire missed a penalty kick in the second half.
Defending champion Santa Barbara SC White (CA-S) edged Dix Hills Elite (E-NY), 2-1, on Chairat Puengrod's penalty kick late in the second overtime period. Sahid Conteh gave Santa Barbara the lead, but Dix Hills equalized in the 65th minute on Christopher McAuliffe's goal.
Pateadores CM (CA-S) defeated Michigan Wolves (MI), 4-0, with four goals after halftime. Christopher Lopez led Pateadores with two goals. It was got a goal from Santiago Galera and an own goal.
Pateadores LA (CA-S) capped off a dominating week of play with a 3-0 win over FSA FC Navy (CT) on goals by Bryan Perez, Alejandro Barrera and Kyle Holcumb, his seventh goal of the tournament. Pateadores finished its impressive run with 23 goals in four games.
Eclipse Elite Black (IL) defeated Region II champ Ambassadors FC (OH-N), 4-1, in overtime. Golden Ball winner and leading scorer Sarah Krause gave Ambassadors the lead in the 15th minute, but with just seven minutes left to play, Eclipse was able to find the equalizer when Zoe Redei scored. Alissa Gorzak scored the first of two goals with the game winner for Eclipse five minutes into overtime, and Redei added a second goal.
Eastside FC Red (WA) defeated YMS Xplosion (PA-E), 2-1, to finish the week undefeated in all four games. Golden Ball winner and leading scorer Joanna Harber scored just five minutes into the match, and Ellie Bryant added an insurance goal. Julia Lindsey put YMS Xplosion on the board with 10 minutes left to play.
Elaily Hernandez-Reprez's goal in the 30th minute was enough to give Legends FC (CA-S) a 1-0 win over Michigan Hawks (MI).